Peter Jackson eyeing Temeraire

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 12, 2006 in Cinema |

It looks like the “Lord of the Rings” director wants to do a dragon flick:

Lord of fantasy: Jackson eyeing ‘Temeraire’

“Peter Jackson is eyeing his next fantasy series. The filmmaker has dipped into his discretionary fund to option “Temeraire,” a historical fantasy series by first-time novelist Naomi Novik, as he puts the pieces together for his career post-“King Kong.”

The “Temeraire” saga reimagines the world of the Napoleonic Wars with the addition of an air force of dragons and valiant aviators. It centers on British naval Capt. Will Laurence, who captures a French ship, where he discovers an unhatched dragon egg in the hold — a gift from the Emperor of China intended for Napoleon. When the egg hatches, he is forced to give up his naval career to become captain of the dragon he names Temeraire.”

Also check out this fan website for the book series:

cover art from Temeraire

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